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Volunteering is a great way to get involved with CCE!

Volunteer Potluck Celebration 2016
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Volunteers and staff enjoy a potluck brunch to celebrate their valuable service.


Volunteers are very important to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County. Volunteering with CCE means you help play a crucial role in efforts towards “Building Strong and Vibrant New York Communities.” Our volunteers help to enable people to improve their lives and communities through involvement in our 5 program areas of Agriculture & Food Systems, Community & Economic Vitality, Environment & Natural Resources, Nutrition & Healthy Families, and Youth & Family Development.

Your volunteer time with Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County gives you a unique opportunity to directly support educational programs in your local community, adding value to the lives of children, gardeners, consumers, entrepreneurs, farmers, low-income families, older adults, caregivers, and yourself!

A little bit can go a long way! From answering phone calls at the office, to cleaning up our nature trails and pruning local trees, to serving on our board of directors and various committees, your volunteer time, talent, and treasure represents Extension’s far-reaching roots in our community.

Volunteers are the heart of any organization and Cornell Cooperative Extension is no exception. We believe that everyone can help somewhere to make a difference in a community or in the life of a child. Volunteers are a tremendous resource giving their skills and knowledge for the benefit of others in exchange for a thank you. If you have a skill that you would like to share we would appreciate your help.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Prospective volunteers should complete an application form . In addition, many will be asked to consent to a criminal background screening at Cooperative Extension's expense, as a means of ensuring the safety and security both of our volunteers and of the people we serve through our programs.

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Last updated February 22, 2024